Contents: Editor’s Foreword – Editor’s Introduction – Rattermann’s Life and Work, by A. E. Zucker – Author’s Introduction
– Rattermann, the Man (Ancestry and Childhood - The Emigrant - Youth in Cincinnati - Early Manhood - The Family - Love of
Song and Music - Cultural Associations - Rattermann in Politics - Philosophy and Religion - The German-American Citizen -
Old Age) – Rattermann, the Poet (Early Attempts - Poetical Influences - Types and Forms of Poetry - Nature Poetry - The Religious
Spirit in Rattermann’s Poetry - The Enemy of Naturalism - The Literary Historian - Conclusion of a Poetic Career) – Rattermann,
the German-American Historian (The Historian in the Making - The Historian in the Appraisal of Scholars - The Historical Journal,
Der Deutsche Pionier - Contents of the Pionier - Deutsch-Amerikanisches Magazin - The Biographikon
- Rattermann’s Library) – Conclusion – Bibliography for Further Reading.